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Film about Israeli lawyer who advocates for terrorists gets double Emmy nod


August 27, 2021

(Israel Hayom) — A controversial Israeli documentary about an Israeli attorney who represents terrorists received a double Emmy nomination on Wednesday.

“Advocate,” from directors Rachel Leah Jones and Philippe Bellaiche, follows Israeli self-described “human-rights lawyer” Lea Tsemel as she navigates the Israeli judicial system in defense of Palestinian security prisoners, including terrorists indicted for the murder of Jews.

The film is up for Emmy awards in the Best Documentary and Outstanding Politics and Government Documentary categories.

“Advocate” premiered at the 2019...

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